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Curtain of Dolomite
Amazing NE faces of Cima Tosa (3173m) and Crozzon di Brenta (3135m) rise like a huge, curtain like walls above Val Brenta Alta valley. In the dark between them is famous Canalone Nero couloir.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic

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brentaIt Used to Be White...

brenta

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Great picture of one of my very favorite views. A small detail: The name of the couloir is Canalone Neri (or Canalone della Tosa). Virgilio Neri first climbed it (solo) in 1929. Ironically, "nero" (which means "black" in Italian) has become a rather apt name since the snowfield in the couloir has considerably shrunk in recent years.
Posted Feb 9, 2007 4:29 pm

VelebitRe: It Used to Be White...

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Thanks Brenta! For the explanation too! I thought it is Nero because most of time it is in the shadow. So, should I leave it like it is or change it to 'Neri'?
Posted Feb 9, 2007 5:46 pm

Andrej MašeraJust perfect!

Andrej Mašera

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You have posted a new masterpiece of photography. Brenta is really a superb alpine range, so your shots from there are happy event for SP community. Cons, Andrej
Posted Feb 9, 2007 4:53 pm

VelebitRe: Just perfect!

Velebit

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Thanks very much Andrej for your always kind words! Cheers!
Posted Feb 9, 2007 5:47 pm

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VelebitSubmitted by Velebit
on Feb 9, 2007 3:25 pm

Image ID: 268331
Hits: 1977 
Lat/Lon: 46.15950°N / 10.87040°E
Object Title: Curtain of Dolomite

Image Type(s): Scenery